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Population Spatial Dynamics of Larix potaninii in Alpine Treeline Ecotone in the Eastern Margin of the Tibetan Plateau, China

Jia’nan Cui; Jihong Qin; Hui Sun;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2017 Journal: Forests (issn: 1999-4907, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
Abstract
The high-altitude treeline is known to be sensitive to climate variability, and is thus considered as a bio-monitoring indicator of climate change. However, our understanding of the population dynamics and the cumulative climate-change effects on the alpine treeline ecotone in recent decades is limited. Here, we investigated the population dynamics of Larix potainii on the south- and north-facing slopes in the alpine treeline ecotone in the eastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau, China, including treeline position, population density, and tree recruitment. Results showed that on both south- and north-facing slopes, the treeline did not show a significant advancem...
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free text keywords: alpine treeline ecotone, climate change, population dynamics, Tibetan Plateau, treeline advance, Plant ecology, QK900-989, Plateau, geography.geographical_feature_category, geography, Population density, Spatial ecology, Ecology, Larix potaninii, biology.organism_classification, biology, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Global warming, Ecotone
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publication . Article . 2017

Population Spatial Dynamics of Larix potaninii in Alpine Treeline Ecotone in the Eastern Margin of the Tibetan Plateau, China

Jia’nan Cui; Jihong Qin; Hui Sun;